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February 26, 2024

Hopkins community mourns the loss of Sharleen Argamaso-Hernan

By SHIRLENE JOHN | January 22, 2023

The University is mourning the death of Sharleen Argamaso-Hernan, assistant director of academic support, who passed away on Dec. 25, 2022. Argamaso-Hernan was assistant director for the Study Consulting Program and oversaw the first-year course Introduction to Hopkins: Arrive & Thrive. She first worked at Hopkins as a postdoc after earning a doctorate in Biology. Argamaso-Hernan returned to Hopkins in 2018 after working at Lansdowne High School in Baltimore County. 

In an email to the Hopkins community, Assistant Dean of Academic Advising Jessie Martin highlighted Argamaso-Hernan’s impact on the Hopkins community.

“Every year undergraduate students are asked to name a faculty or staff member who has made a positive difference in their Hopkins experience, and, every year, Sharleen is one of those most frequently mentioned,” she wrote. 

Argamaso-Hernan’s family has set a memorial scholarship in her honor to facilitate student-teaching mentorship opportunities at Lansdowne High School and is planning a celebration of her life on campus in February. Martin also wrote that the University will communicate details of the event once they are finalized. 

“I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how much Sharleen has meant to faculty and staff across divisions,” Martin wrote. “Her transformational influence will last for many years to come.”

The Counseling Center may be contacted by calling (410) 516-8278 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A counselor is also available 24/7 at that same number in emergency situations.

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A Place to Talk is available for in-person support Sunday through Thursday. Members are available from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Brody Learning Commons 4010 and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. in AMR I.

TimelyMD’s TalkNow service is available 24/7 and can be accessed by visiting

Students may contact their resident advisors or residence directors or visit the Residential Life Office. Residential Life can be contacted by phone at (410) 516-8283 or by email at

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